The antiquity of Vidyeswari mandir is shrouded in mystery,
but sthalagnas and certain tantric texts claim it to be one of the sakti-Peethas
where Mother Sati's head fell when Mahavishnu's Sudarshan chakra split the
Sati's corpse borne on the shoulders of Maheswar. She is also
popular as Nagarkoti Devi in
these parts. As the earth quate destroyed and swallowed its splendour its a new
mandir with latest architectural style came into being in 1905 under the
stewardship of devout Trust board members, who realised its former renown and
spiritual eminence. Modernity has enhance and resorted its bygone reputation.
The idol of the Mother Vidhyeswari is an excellent specimen
of superb craftsmanship and it is so beautified with dazzling diamond jewels
that a mere single sight joins the palms of the beholders in
veneration. A sparkling golden umbrella seen over the head is heightening the
splendour of the Mother and enthralls the devotees, as such and it detains them
longer. There is set up an yantra called Vege yantra just in front of the idol
and it bears potent bijaksheras. And worship offered to it is quite efficacious,
says the priest Nithyanaimithika puja is offered to both the icon and yantra
with rituals due. Knowledge seeking devotees throng this mandir and get their
aspirations fulfilled with Mother's abundant grace. The huge tank located nearby
serves the temple and visitors in several ways. Strangely enough, many
yupasthambas are seen here indicating thereby the influence of Jainism that
flourished once in the dim past.
is near Kangda station on Patankot and Yogindra Nagar broadguage line,
accessible by bus even.